DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth swimming and diving teams combined to collect nine first-place finishes at home on Saturday afternoon as the women secured a 137-122 victory over the visiting Babson Beavers.
Men: Babson 170, UMass Dartmouth 117
Women: UMass Dartmouth 137, Babson 112
How it Happened
Senior Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) won the 1000-yard freestyle by a 45-second margin as she needed just 11:35.41 to finish the third event of the afternoon. In the men's 200-yard freestyle, sophomore David Adamski (Wilbraham, Mass.) won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:50.54. The ensuing event saw Brienna Harrison (Lakeville, Mass.) make it back-to-back victories for the Corsairs, completing the 100-yard backstroke in 1:09.01.
Deveaux was the victor in the next women's event, the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 1:14.05. UMass Dartmouth freshman Brianna Johnson (Plymouth, Mass.) then registered her first individual victory of her career in a 200-yard butterfly event that took just 2:49.90 to complete.
In diving action, Michaela Lacroix (North Kingstown, R.I.) and Jose Guerrero (New Bedford, Mass.) both registered the first of two necessary 2018 New England Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship qualifying marks. Guerrero put forth qualifying scores in both the 3-meter and 1- meter events, posting marks of 205.30 and 246.80, respectively, with Lacroix meeting the mark in the 1-meter at 196.15.
UMass Dartmouth won back-to-back events for a second occasion, this time in the 200-yard breaststroke. For the women, Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.) beat the opposition with a time of 2:44.15, while freshman Justin Chung (Roslindale, Mass.) bested his male opponents with a 2:22.47 final time. His classmate, Nicholas Gray (Sandisfield, Mass.), won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.76.
Deveaux brought her afternoon full circle, winning the final event that she swam in – the 500-yard freestyle – with a time of 5:41.32.
Both swimming and diving teams travels on Wednesday to take on the Bears of Bridgewater State, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.